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The 2013 Oscar Nominations (A Pajiba Prediction)

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | October 9, 2012 | Comments ()


(LOS ANGELES) January 10, 2013 -- Nominations were announced for the 86th Annual Academy Awards this morning, presented by Octavia Spencer and Jon Hamm. Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master leads all films in nominations, landing a nom in each major category for which it was eligible. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck's Argo is perhaps the surprise of the Oscars, meriting the second most nominations including the former's actors first nomination as a director. Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest Academy Award nominee ever for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild, while Meryl Streep picked up her record-holding 18th Oscar Nomination. On the other side of the equation, after two decades in the business, Matthew McConaughey landed his first Oscar nom.

Among the snubs, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was left out in the cold in the major categories, though it did land several in the technical categories, the Wachowski's Cloud Atlas was also shut out in the major categories along with The Dark Knight Rises. Ang Lee's Life of Pi was completely ignored by the Academy, which has already sparked controversy because of the Academy's failure to acknowledge a film dominated by actors of color.

Here's a complete list of nominations in all the major categories.

Best Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Master
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Anna Karenina
The Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ben Affleck, Argo
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Best Actress

Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Kiera Knightley, Anna Karenina
Laura Linney, Hyde Park on Hudson
Jennifer Lawrence, The Silver Linings Playbook
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Supporting Actor
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Master
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Original Screenplay

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths
Rian Johnson, Looper

Best Adapted Screenplay

Chris Terrio, Argo
Paul Thomas Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook
Tom Stoppard, Anna Karenina
Tony Kushner, John Logan and Paul Webb, Lincoln
William Nicholson, Les Miserables

Best Animated Film


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  • Blake

    I'd love to see Derek Connolly get a nod in the Best Original Screenplay category for Safety Not Guaranteed. Sadly Rian Johnson / Looper is this year's Nicolas Winding Refn / Drive. It is easily the best film of the year and guaranteed to be completely ignored.

    Looper is Bruce Willis best work in years and I would love to see him get a Best Supporting Actor nod.

  • GFT3461

    Q. Wallis IS BOTSW. The script was built around her and that little girl carried the success of the movie on her shoulders. The director, Benh Zeitlin showed amazing instincts directing her and as co-writer,allowed himself to put ego aside and rewrite much of the screenplay to better suit his star

  • Will Holston

    Cotillard definitely lead in Rust and Bone.

  • Me

    It's a long, long, long shot, but I think that Zoe Kazan should get a writing nomination for Ruby Sparks.

  • SittingPat

    Oscar loves long shots. It makes it look like the awards aren't a total sell out. Which they are.

  • Ty

    It would be incredible if Paul Thomas Anderson got nominated for "The Silver Lingings Playbook." Innocent mistake by Dustin, but awesome dream for me.

  • Ty


  • sean

    Batman is going to sneak in there as one of the 10 nominees. The whole reason they now have 10 is because of the last movie.

  • Sara S.

    I'd be happy forever if Brave won "Best Animated Film".

  • Jonesy

    Paranorman needs a nod over Brave

  • Would be quite funny,
    Disney taking all three noms.

    No competition!

  • carrie

    wait! Paul Thomas Anderson wrote SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK ?! in what world ! it's O Russel
    and Marion Cotillard is lead in RUST&BONE

  • I think "Lincoln" is this years "J. Edgar" as far as meeting expectations. The acting will be great, but the movie isn't going to win Best Pic. Hope you are right about Argo, Affleck is a terrific director.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Affleck will win Best Director for Argo, but Spielberg will get Best Picture.

  • carrie

    LES MISERABLES for best picture

  • Pants-are-a-must

    You wish it, but it won't happen. Lincoln has it in the bag and it's not even out yet.

  • We've already reached the threshold for 5 animated picture nominees before all the possible foreign releases have confirmed eligible releases.

  • Rocabarra

    I haven't seen the Sessions, but John Hawkes deserves the Oscar. That man is amazing in everything.

  • Bedewcrock

    seriously. totally underrated actor. but i like it that way?

  • Rocabarra

    A hundred upvotes!

  • NoPantsMcLane

    You don't think Hopkins will get a nod for Hitchcock?

  • AudioSuede

    Alternative predictions: Silver Linings Playbook is gonna get a screenplay nod, but nothing else. The father in Beasts of the Southern Wild will be a surprise choice, though will lose to Joaquin Phoenix. Beasts and Moonrise Kingdom will take the screenplay noms from Anna Karenina and Seven Psychopaths, respectively. Michael Caine will be a surprise pick for Supporting Actor for Dark Knight Rises, in place of Alan Arkin. Christopher Nolan will finally get a directing nomination for TDKR, trumping David O. Russell, who will piss off people in the Academy at some point during the promotion of SLP.

    Also, Beasts of the Southern Wild will continue the Academy's trend of picking emotional small movies over impressive epics, and for the first time since The Hurt Locker, they'll be right.

  • Idle Primate

    i like nolan as a director, but this most recent batman was an awful trainwreck. if this had been the only nolan movie i had ever seen, i wouldn't be seeking out anymore. i really hope they save their nod to him for some other year and better film. there were an awful lot fo good movies this year. batmaan wasnt one of them.

  • mattbless

    No 'Life of Pi' in Best Picture???

  • I'm convinced Anna Karenina exists for the sole purpose of exciting Oscar voters.

  • ExUSA

    Anna Karenina was a hot mess, I can't imagine it will get Knightly a nomination. Wright did her no favors in his direction. Stoppard will get a nomination out of deference to his body of work, but none of them will win, nor should they. I was really disappointed when I saw this this weekend.

  • Puddin

    I would be so tickled if MM got a nod for Magic Mike. His Oscar clip would be epic.

  • carrie

    anne hathaway for LES MISERABLES in supporting actress and she'll win

  • pajiba

    Damnit. Sorry -- that's what should've been there. There was a correction in the Academy's press release.

  • carrie


  • DarthCorleone

    I'm predicting an Argo romp.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Mmm, yeah, I'm there with you on that one. It's gonna sweep it like I used to do the leaves in my neighbours' garden when I was 15. Except I never got to give no speech dammit. Though I did pass out drunk on their front steps after, so I guess some similarities apply.

  • lowercase_ryan

    would it be so hard to put your predicted winners in bold or something?

  • BWeaves

    .~So you want fake winners for fake nominations?

    PS First use of the snark thingy.

  • lowercase_ryan

    hell yes. More fuel for the fire fro me to bitch about.

    PS the snarky thing is great. Said sans-snark.

  • Bernardo Leyte Cort√©s

    dark knight rises should have a nod to christian bale, he's really done a great job. I hate the oscars, and ever since drive didn't get nominated, so does everyone else :)

  • NoPantsMcLane

    He is good in the films, but he's not Oscar worthy like Ledger was.

  • carrie

    he's not dead in more (i'm a bitch here Ledger does TDK)

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